Inspired by nature, Lucy Burley's ceramics are created in a wide spectrum of colours. Plants, fruit, the sky, the seashore, precious stones; many different shades of the landscape are found in Lucy's work, some subtle, others more vivid, depending on season and inspiration.
Lucy Burley studied ceramics at Camberwell College of Arts after a career in television production and while there she formulated a smooth, semi-matt earthenware glaze with the texture of eggshell which characterises her work today. Adding oxides and stains to obtain distinctive groups of colour such as blues in duck egg, aqua, china blue, powder blue, violet, lavender, cornflower and slate blue; or greens in olive, pistachio, jade green, leaf green and evergreen. As she says ' My work embodies a fascination, not to say obsession, with colour.'
Drawing from the work of the Italian still life painter Morandi, the simple shapes of the vessels are thrown on the wheel using earthenware clay. The interior glaze is transparent and safe for food and drink or for use as a vase.